The beach of Drapanias is located 5km east of Kissamos and 32km west of Chania, between Korfalonas and Nopigia beaches. It is named after the homonym village, situated around 1km south of the beach. It's east part is also called Kokkino Metohi, after the small village nearby, the residents of which own the land here.
Like its neighboring beaches, Drapanias beach lies in a long area of 2km. It is actually the central part of the vast beach that runs from Kissamos and extends to the east, till Cape Rodopos.
It is sandy and shallow beach, and usually wavy due to the north winds. In the shore of Drapanias, there are restaurants, cafes and rooms. Umbrellas and showers are also offered. Drapanias has also two camping sites.